Kennesaw bans tobacco in city parks

By Monica Whitsel, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, mwhitsel@wjxt.com
Associated Press
Published On: Aug 19 2014 07:57:32 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 19 2014 08:59:05 AM EDT

AP

KENNESAW, Ga. -

Park goers visiting Kennesaw (northwest of Atlanta) city parks are no longer allowed to use tobacco in the parks.  The city just banned all tobacco products. 

The city has included e-cigarettes as part of the ban.

WAGA-TV reports the law is making tobacco use illegal in all parts of the park.  Previously the parks had designated smoking sections.  The marked-off sections have been used for the past decade. 

Authorities say offenders will get a warning the first time.  Repeat offenders could face a large fine and up to a year in jail.

Other cities which have a no smoking ban in parks are Marietta and Sandy Springs. 

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